Ethics and Value winner: The School in a Park by Maisam Architects & Engineers
The proposal for the new united school campus for The Ahliyyah School for Girls and The Bishop School for Boys, joins two of the most prominent schools in Amman. Maintaining the strong local identity and values of each school was crucial to the design. The proposal consists of a series of elevated learning pods, rooted by pillars within an interactive park, providing a sense of openness, community, creativity and innovation throughout the campus. The design approach embodies a fresh take new on the architecture of schools, embracing a flexible use of space to adapt to the changing nature of education. In addition, the campus offers a learning environment that feels like a second home for students, whilst consolidating the cultural identity of both schools.